Corazon Capital’s co-founders, Sam Yagan and Steve Farsht, have accomplished track records as investors and operators. Sam co-founded SparkNotes, eDonkey, and OKCupid before posting up as CEO of Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH) through its IPO and most recently taking the reins as the CEO of ShopRunner and leading its sale to FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX).
As a General Partner at Norwest Equity Partners, Steve participated in its growth from five to twenty-five investment professionals. He honed his operating chops as CEO of DCM Services, a NEP portfolio company. After moving to Chicago, Steve immersed himself in the startup ecosystem, first as COO of Tap and then co-CEO of Techstars Chicago.
Upon launching its second fund, Corazon Capital added Phil Schwarz, the former CMO of Tinder, where he was responsible for growth, brand, and retention marketing on a global basis. Previously, Phil was Head of Growth Initiatives at Match Group and co-founder of the Kaplan/Techstars EdTech accelerator.